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Eco & Culture Tours

Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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Stone town walking tour

Rashid is available on email or telephone if required. AHMID was our guide. Well spoken... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Cheryl T
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Cape Town, South Africa
via mobile
Very mediocre tour of Stone Town

Communication with Robert was easy enough. They seemed flexible, accommodating our specific request... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
WFHB
,
Nairobi, Kenya
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A responsible Tour Operator company, Eco & Culture Tours is deeply committed to providing world-class travel adventures for discerning, caring travelers. Founded in 1998 Eco & Culture Tours Zanzibar, is a Tour Operator Company owned and managed by a non profit making local organization called Eco + Culture NGO, registered under Societies Act of 1996, with a registration number 59. We are registered and licensed Tour Operator Company by the Commission of Tourism Zanzibar,Zanzibar Revenue Board (ZRB) and has a Tax Payer Identification number (TIN) no 101-109-320, and a member of Zanzibar Association of Tour Operator (ZATO). Eco & Culture Tours is a pioneer of conservation development and community empowerment, and the company’s philosophy of caring for the land, its wildlife and its people is evidenced in everything we do.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor6%
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Travellers talk about
“jozani forest” (23 reviews)
“city tour” (14 reviews)
“spice tour” (44 reviews)
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Stone Town, Zanzibar City, Tanzania
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"jozani forest"
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"spice tour"
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"always on time"
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"spice farm"
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"via email"
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"an easy decision"
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"seyyida hotel"
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"simple lunch"
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"prison island"
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"nice guide"
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"exceptional service"
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"fruit"
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"detailed tour"
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"red colobus"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Rashid is available on email or telephone if required. AHMID was our guide. Well spoken , informative and very attentive to our needs. The Slave tour makes up part of this 3hr walking trip.Ahmid Conducted the tour at our pace. Highly recommend them and offices...More

Thank Cheryl T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Communication with Robert was easy enough. They seemed flexible, accommodating our specific request to be picked from our hotel on the East coast, have a guided tour of Stone Town while safekeeping our luggage in the car with the driver and then be dropped at...More

Thank WFHB
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

Together with Rama, our local guide from Jambiani, we had a really cool tour around the village and learnt a lot of interesting and fancy stuff - how to make coconut oil, coco fibre ropes, which herbs and plants to use for cooking, to cure...More

1  Thank Robert M
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Reviewed 14 January 2018

We booked the Spice tour and as we were staying on the East Coast the price for the tour was 130 usd for two persons. The driver picked us up promptly and explained that we will meet our guide at the spice farm. When we...More

1  Thank SusaMasa
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Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

I contacted Robert by what’s app at Eco+ culture tours as we arrived in Stone town and easily and efficiently organised a spice tour for the following day. Our driver, Ali (Hakuna Matata!)was excellent in every respect; a careful driver, full of information and punctual....More

2  Thank languagesteacher1
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile

Well organised from Robert and his team, Mandy showed up in time and place as promised. We were 11 people on this trip, 7 children. All got in in the minibus, even if three places did not have safe belts. After an hour to the...More

Thank Emil S
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

Have enjoyed visit to spice farm and learning so much new about how spices are used and grow. We got picked up from the hotel timely and from north it took around 45 minutes to get to the farm. Farm is small but has quite...More

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Reviewed 16 December 2017

Definitely worth the money! One of the best tours we completed in Stone Town. The people involved in the Princess Salme tours are extremely passionate about the restoration of the Palace and preserving the historical landmark (some of your payment goes towards this project when...More

1  Thank Krittyr
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Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

We were looking to escape the world for a day and we did! This is not a 5* luxury day out, it is an organic, back to nature wonderful experience and we loved it. Pick up from hotel to Unguja Ukuu beach and a small,...More

1  Thank Nigel P
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

We arrived in Stone Town in September 2017 and we booked a city tour by foot. Contact via email was very clear and quick. We booked the tour for the next day in the evening. It was not high season, so always try a 'last...More

1  Thank Floor S
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Jim B
26 December 2016|
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Response from scarletmat | Reviewed this property |
We paid in cash after they picked us up at our hotel.
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Jim B
26 December 2016|
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Response from msK5632DB | Reviewed this property |
We found them quite honest and trustworthy. Charging upfront seems a standard practice with all of the tour organizers there. You should be fine with the payments and services
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